The Admiralty and the Helicopter

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Things are progressing well with the production and I'm hopeful that the book will be at the printers for September.
 

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Any update on a publication date? I am really looking forward to this book.
 

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Hoping to have it at the printer soon.

Chris
 

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Can we buy direct from you?
 

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Looking good :)

I like the sound of AW101 gobsmackers!
 

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I can't see how he, who I think described a Guideline emplacement as a message to aliens, could think tilt-rotors are alien technology.

Chris
 

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I can confirm there is no alien technology in the Merlin story, but it is the most detailed description of the design history of the Merlin that has been published so far. The archival research has revealed a lineage of designs and studies stretching back to 1968, many of which have been hidden ever since.

The Admiralty and the Helicopter covers a wide spectrum of projects since 1946 as well as explaining the development of strategy and techniques for using helicopters effectively for ASW and amphibious assault and the sensor technology required the design constraints shipborne operation imposed on the helicopters and the ships. Various torpedo and missile projects are also included, so the book should appeal to anyone who is interested in helicopters, aviation more broadly, naval topics, weapons and projects.
 

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Don't you guys mean AWI 01 ?

:)
 

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Ah, well, you'll need to read The Admiralty and the Helicopter to find out as you don't appear to have read The Air Staff and the Helicopter.

Chris
 

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Really excited about this book :)
The Air Staff book was a marvellous read- every expectation this will be as informative and rewarding as that was.
A much over looked topic and it's a credit to the author's of the 2 books mentioned that they have done the requisite research and drawn the detail together. Well done all! :)
 

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Morning all,

The Admiralty and the Helicopter by James Jackson is now available.
It comprises 64 pages and is lavishly illustrated with original drawings from the archives, new artwork by James, paintings by Luciano Alviani and photos, many not previously published.

The Admiralty and the Helicopter retails directly from Blue Envoy or from the various specialist aviation bookshops around the UK.

I aim for a next day delivery when I'm at home or despatch at weekends when I'm away.

The price per copy is £11.95

Postage and packing (in a stiffy) by Royal Mail (First Class) or airmail for overseas is:

UK addresses - £1.90
Europe - £4.90
USA and Canada - £7.10
Australia/NZ/RoW - £7.50

As ever, if I can get the postage cheaper, I will refund the difference.

Payments by Paypal are preferred, please send payment, with a note of your address to

blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com

I hope you enjoy it.

Chris Gibson
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Order for a pair sent via paypal Chris B)
 

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Chris, are you going to be at Telford?
 

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Hmm... 64 pages again, Chris? ;D

Looks good.
 

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Yeah, yeah. I spoil you boys. It was either that or make the images the size of a Rizla. Worth the extra money and the wait.

Might even break my own rule for my next one as well.

Chris
 

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I may be biased but I think 64 pages is a good length. Suitably chunky for the reader to get into and ample space explore a topic and show some good pictures at their best.
 

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All orders placed by 1600hrs have been posted.

Thanks for your continuing support

Chris and James
 

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How does one order from the USA? I've just visited the Blue Envoy website but their listing of TAATH is not accompanied by either price or ordering instructions. I have a PayPal account, so all I require are ordering instructions and the money's on its way. Been looking forward to this title for some time. Thanks for the help!
 

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CJGibson said:
All orders placed by 1600hrs have been posted.

Thanks for your continuing support

Chris and James
Thanks for the quick turn around, should have it on display on teh Project Cancelled SIG stand at Glasgow Model show this Saturday alongside some of the models inspired by it B)

Cheers

Geoff
 

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2 copies gleefully ordered! Christmas present for twin brother well and truly sorted :)
 

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For the USA, the price is £11.95 + £7.10 = £19.05

Send payment via Paypal to blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com with your postal details and Chris will post it out.

Email Chris Gibson at blue.envoy.services@googlemail.com for more information if needed!
 

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Thanks Paul,

Orders received up to 1100hrs will be despatched today (apart from Talos 888's as he's cheeky wee chappie*)

Unfortunately due to personal circs I won't be able to post any out for a couple days.

Thanks for your continuing support.

Chris

*A realist cheeky wee chappie
 

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Received my copy yesterday and have been reading it avidly since.
There is so much information in this slim volume that makes is a unique source.
My thanks is due particularly for finally having images of the evolution of the EH101 Merlin and a detailed account.
There is just so much in this book for the naval enthusiast.
Those of us who know the excellent contributions he makes on the Shipbucket site cannot be surprised, but this is a real treat.
 

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Chris, not to be a nag-bag but did you get my order? I did it through pay-pal but didn't receive a reply or acknowledgement. It's got to go to Canada - but I did pay the postage. :)
 

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Fear not, it's on its way.

See the reply I posted on Monday. And Wednesday. And...

All orders placed by 0900 today have been posted.

Chris
 

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My copy arrived yesterday, I've only had time for a cursory glance, but my first impressions echo what others have said here . . .


cheers,
Robin.
 

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Hello Chris,
Book arrived safe and sound. Thanks to you and James for taking the trouble to produce such 'good stuff'.
Cheers
Colin
 

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Thanks, I am but the midwife, James is the man to congratulate.

Chris
 

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I am really happy that you are all enjoying the book, your kind words of congratulations are very encouraging.
 

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I received my copy yesterday. Excellent job, Mr Jackson!
 

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All orders received by 1600hrs today have been posted.

Has yours arrived yet Nick? You're my guinea pig for North America.

Chris
 

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Mine arrived today, with Air Staff and the Helicopter. Both in excellent condition and fabulous reads.
 

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Mine, received too. Came fast and excellent condition. First impressions are great, nice art and superb text.

Congrats!
 

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Astonishingly quick turnaround Chris - ordered my copy yesterday lunchtime and had it in my hands this morning!
 

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I'm glad you are all enjoying the book.

Sounds like Chris and the Royal Mail are doing a superb job.
 

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Received TAATH and TASATH together yesterday. Both are MUSTS within any respectable library of post-1945 UK air projects! Arrived in excellent condition -- and only nine days after placing the order (which had to cross the pond). James and Chris are both superb and I'd buy any other of their aviation titles! :)
 
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